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President Carlson and Dean Kraus have announced promotions and grants of tenure for current faculty members. At its February meeting, the Luther Board of Regents approved tenure for Todd Green, religion; Michael Johnson, mathematics; Don Jones, economics and business; Ginger Meyette, social work; Ben Moore, art; and April Rowe-Neal, nursing. These six faculty were also promoted to associate professor. President Carlson announced promotion to full professor for Ruth Berger, mathematics; Du Huang, music; Mark Johns, communication studies; and Eric Kutz, music.

Interested in hearing two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters talk about their experiences during Apartheid? On Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall, you will have the rare opportunity to hear legends Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlesela answer questions about their role in the historic movement. In a personal setting, they will discuss their experiences with Nelson Mandela and the fight for freedom and how their music became iconic during Apartheid.

The Center Stage Series presents 20 Years of Freedom: Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlesela on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 the CFL! Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the legendary musicians celebrate their music, culture, and freedom. Having played for Mandela and with Dave Matthews, Luther is truly honored to be hosting these icons! Tickets are free with CAF, $24 without. To purchase tickets, visit the box office or go online to

Performances of the interdisciplinary "Body of Water" dance will be 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5; 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12, available through the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357, or

Andrew Whitfield, Luther College associate professor of music, will present a faculty recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson Noble Hall of Music. The recital will feature the works of George Frideric Handel, Vincenzo Bellini, Richard Strauss, Simon Sargon, and Brooke Joyce, Luther's composer-in-residence.

John Cord, Luther College assistant professor of music, will present trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. The program consists of works by William Lathum, Giuseppe Torelli, Joaquin Rodrigo and Kevin McKee. Cord will also premiere "Homage" by Mike D'Ambrosio.

"Shelved," an exhibit of food-based paintings created by Matthew Drissell, will be on display March 6-April 18 in the Center for Faith and Life Gallery. Much of Drissell's work lately considers the nature of agriculture and sustainability. Drissell constructed the paintings in "Shelved" using processed treats, melted onto the canvas and fused together with industrial chemicals. These works are meant to both attract and revolt audiences, and explore the legacy of the industrial food system.

Working on your Paideia research paper? Wondering how to keep track of your sources, create a bibliography and footnotes? Zotero (free application) helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. Bring your laptop to our workshop and learn how to download Zotero and set it up to manage your resources (available for PCs and MACs). Thursday, March 5 from 7-9 p.m. in Hovde Room. 

Donate your lunch and/or dinner meal swipes on Friday, March 6. Money raised goes to Lutheran Disaster Response for their Ebola Relief efforts. You can fast from food or use your dining dollars to eat somewhere else. Ebola cases are diminishing, but there is still a long road to recovery and healing after this epidemic. You can help make a difference! Contact Annē Wermedal with questions.Sign-up before noon on March 4th at

The Walmart-Oneota Coop shopping shuttle hosted by Sustainability is taking students for shopping on Saturday, February 28. The van leaves from the Union at 11:00am. Priority is given to those who register. Please click on this link to complete the registration form.

Tau Delta Gamma is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, March 4. Eat in, order for take-out or delivery any time, all day and a portion of the profits will go to support Tau Delta Gamma. If you’d like to see some of our sisters helping out, dine in from 5 to 8. Remember, pizza is the best way to show someone (or some Tau Delts) that you care.


Puzzled by the many questions surrounding selecting seeds for your summer garden? Have no fear! Join Mike Bollinger of River Root Farm and Grant Olson of Seed Savers Exchange as they discuss tips for choosing seeds. Seed Selection: Choosing the Right Seeds will be held March 5th from 9:45-10:45am in Valders 362. Class is open to all and free of charge but registration is required. Click link to register.


The United States is currently experiencing a large multi-state outbreak of measles, however there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa. For more information regarding the measles vaccine and campus quarantine protocols see the Health Service

SPRING CAREER FAIR! Thursday, March 5, Dahl Centennial Union, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. OVER 40 organizations will be attending! This is for all students and majors. If you are looking for an internship, full-time employment or a chance to network, you won't want to miss this opportunity! Some companies will be signing students up for future interviews at this event. Sponsored by the Career Center.

PEACE CORPS/FOREIGN SERVICE presentation! Does living and working overseas excite you? Join Peace Corps representative, Kera Halvorson, and U.S. Foreign Service Embassador,  Ian Kelly, on March 5th at 6:30 p.m. in Olin 102. They will speak about international opportunities and internships as well as their career paths and international experiences. Plan to attend to learn more about these great opportunities!

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The 2014-15 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture series continues with Nancy Simpson-Younger presenting "Watching the (Secret) Sleeper in Early Modern Drama." The event will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.  A reception follows in Qualley Lounge.  

SAC Spotlight, Pride, and the Diversity Center presents: StaceyAnn Chin will be in Marty's at 7:30 p.m. on Friday the 27th. She is a an LGBT activist of Chinese-Jamaican and Afro-Jamaican descent. She has been featured on both 60 Minutes and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Tickets can be purchased on

The BTQ sisters are inviting the Luther community to their 3rd annual talent show. It is going to be in the CFL on the 28th of February @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the Ticket Office and they cost $3 on Friday and $4 if purchased at the door. All proceeds are going to the Decorah Free Clinic and Ebola relief. Come and support Luther students. Performances from Ekilipse, Orchesis, and many more.  

Dance Marathon will be holding a silent auction in order to raise money for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. All the money raised from this event will be used to provide financial support for the children undergoing treatment. Up for auction will be artistic creations provided by students and gift baskets provided by local businesses. Come to the Union between 9:30-11:00 a.m. on March 3 to show your support. Contact for questions.

The woodwind faculty of Luther College will present a recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The program features Luther faculty members Carol Hester, flute and alto flute; Heather Armstrong, oboe and English horn; Michael Chesher, clarinet and bass clarinet; and Helen James, bassoon.   

The Center for Sustainable Communities is offering a wide range of work study and internship opportunities this summer. Opportunities include internships in the areas of land stewardship, sustainable foods, gardening and environmental education. For a full list of offerings and information about applying, visit Applications are due March 2.  

A representative from Camp Amnicon will be at an information table in the Union on Friday, February 27 from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Stop by and visit with Bethany Ringdal about their summer camp positions.